Detect (move)

Detect
みきり All-Seeing
Detect IX.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Detect (Japanese: みきり All-Seeing) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation II. It is TM43 in Generation II.

Effect

Main article: Protection

Detect protects the user from all effects of moves that target it during the turn it is used, including damage. This does not include damage at the end of a turn such as from weather or a status condition.

Detect is an increased priority move that will go before most attacks in a turn. If the user goes last in the turn, the move will fail. The chance that Detect will succeed also drops each time the user successfully and consecutively uses Endure, any protection move that only affects the user, Quick Guard, or Wide Guard.

Gen II Gen III Gen IV Gen V Gen VI Gen VII Gen VIII Gen IX
Success rate Times ½ after each use
Times ½ after each use (lowest: 1/8) bug
Times 1/3 after each use
Priority +3
+4

Some moves will do damage through Detect. Most damaging Z-Moves and Max Moves will only do 25% of their original damage, except G-Max One Blow and G-Max Rapid Flow which do full damage. Moves that break protection, like Feint, will do their full damage and remove the effects of Detect. The Ability Unseen Fist allows contact moves to bypass Detect.

Status moves that are unaffected by Detect are listed here. Generally, moves that target the user, moves that target the user and all allies, moves that target all Pokémon (except Shadow Shed and Shadow Half), and entry hazard moves cannot be blocked by Detect.

Generation II

In this generation only, Detect will fail if the user is behind a substitute.

Generation III

In this generation only, the success rate is meant to have a lower bound of 1/8, but a bug causes it to become erratic afterwards instead.

Detect can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 2 bonus appeal points if Taunt was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV

In Diamond and Pearl only, due to a bug, if an attack is given perfect accuracy through the effect of a move (Lock-On/Mind Reader), the weather (Thunder in rain or Blizzard in hail), or an Ability (No Guard), it ignores protection with inverted accuracy. OHKO moves are unaffected and will not hit through protection. This bug was fixed in Platinum.

Generation V onwards

If powered up by a Fightinium Z into Z-Detect, the user's evasion rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Allows user to completely evade attack. If used consecutively, its success rate decreases.
GSC Evades attack that turn. It may fail.
RSEColo.XD Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
FRLG Enables the user to evade all attacks. It may fail if used in succession.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field 25
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 44 44 46 51 50 50 12
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 37 15 15 15 15 60 60
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 60 60
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 25 25RSE
28FRLG
17 17 17 17 17BDSP
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 43 46 51 50 1, 50 12
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 41 41 41 41XY
33ORAS
33 12
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 47 47 47 47XY
38ORAS
38 12
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 51 51 51 51XY
39ORAS
39 12
255   Torchic
  Field Field 12
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 12
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 12
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like 28BDSP 28
297   Hariyama
  Human-Like Human-Like 30BDSP 30
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 25 22 22 22XY
14ORAS
14 18 18
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 12 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 9BDSP 9
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 12 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 9BDSP 1
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 46 40 40BW
33B2W2
33XY
36ORAS
36 36BDSP 36
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 30BDSP
359   Absol
  Field Field 49 49BW
44B2W2
1, 44XY
33ORAS
33 15
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP 1
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 17 17 17 17 17BDSP
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 16 16 16 16 14SwShBDSP 14
504   Patrat
  Field Field 11 11 11
505   Watchog
  Field Field 11 11 11
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 22 22 22 28
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 23 23 23 34
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 23 23 23 36
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like 9 9 9 1
620   Mienshao
  Field Human-Like 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like 1 1 8 8
798   Kartana
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 53 30
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like 15
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like 15
865   Sirfetch'd
  Flying Field 25
891   Kubfu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28 28
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28 28
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28 28
920   Lokix
 
 
Bug Bug 1
973   Flamigo
 
 
Flying Flying 9
992   Iron Hands
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM43
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
IX
--
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
029   Nidoran♀
  Monster Field
030   Nidorina
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
032   Nidoran♂
  Monster Field
033   Nidorino
  Monster Field
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
052   Meowth
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
056   Mankey
  Field Field
057   Primeape
  Field Field
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster
105   Marowak
  Monster Monster
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
133   Eevee
  Field Field
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
136   Flareon
  Field Field
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
175   Togepi
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
190   Aipom
  Field Field
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
234   Stantler
  Field Field
236   Tyrogue
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
239   Elekid
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
240   Magby
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
243   Raikou
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
245   Suicune
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
249   Lugia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
251   Celebi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
104   Cubone
  Monster Monster HGSS
133   Eevee
  Field Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
447   Riolu
  Field Human-Like
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
570   Zorua
  Field Field
570   Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
912   Quaxly
  Flying Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Deoxys and the Odd Temple
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Detect is a move with 12PP and 75% accuracy. The user gains Protect status condition for 3-6 turns, causing it to be protected from most attacks; it still can be damaged by items or explosions. This move is affected by Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Protect status, preventing damage from enemy attacks and moves.
MDTDS Gives the user a Protect status. A Pokémon with the Protect status doesn't take damage from enemy attacks and moves and is also protected from the effects of moves.
BSL じぶんを まもりじょうたいにかえる まもりじょうたいになると てきのこうげきや わざのこうかを うけない
MDGtI You'll get the Protect status, which enables you to evade enemies' attacks and move effects. Its chance of failing rises if you use it multiple times in a row.
SMD You'll protect yourself and evade enemies' attacks and move effects. But its chance of failure rises if you use it after you use a move that evades enemies' attacks.


In the anime

       
Grapploct Sceptile Galarian Farfetch'd Meditite
The user perfectly evades the opponent's attack. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Meditite Meditite dodges the opponent's attacks. Sometimes, its eyes glow green. When used multiple times in a row, the move becomes less likely to succeed.
Shauna's Meditite A Meditite Fight! Debut
Maylene's Meditite Crossing the Battle Line! None
  Sceptile Sceptile's eyes glow light blue and it dodges all of the opponent's attacks.
Tyson's Sceptile Shocks and Bonds None
  Grapploct Grapploct's eyes shine light blue for a moment, and it dodges the opponent's attacks.
Bea's Grapploct Solitary and Menacing! None
  Farfetch'd Galarian Farfetch'd's eyes glow light blue for a moment, and it dodges the opponent's attacks.
Ash's Farfetch'd Searching for Chivalry! None
  Sirfetch'd Sirfetch'd's eyes glow light blue for a moment, and it dodges the opponent's attacks.
Ash's Sirfetch'd Valor: A Strategic Part of Battling! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battle Frontier


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation II, after the appearance of the "[Pokémon's name] Protecting itself!" message, another message saying that the opponent's Pokémon's move missed appears. The second message was removed in Generation III.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 看穿 Honchyūn *
先決 Sīnkyut *
Mandarin 看穿 Kànchuān *
先決 Xiānjué *
  Dutch Opsporing
  Finnish Härnäys
  French Détection
  German Scanner
  Greek Ανίχνευση Aníchnevsi
  Hindi ढूँढो Dhoondo
  Indonesian Deteksi
  Italian Individua
  Korean 판별 Panbyeol
선찰 Seonchal *
  Polish Wykrywanie*
Wykrywacz*
Portuguese   Brazil Detectar
  Portugal Detetar
  Russian Обнаружение Obnaruzheniye
  Serbian Otkrivanje
Spanish   Latin America Detección
  Spain Detección
  Vietnamese Khóa Đòn Tấn Công



Variations of the move Detect
  DetectProtectKing's ShieldSpiky ShieldBaneful BunkerObstructSilk Trap


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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